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Yargo Elementary School

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Posted April 2, 2014

Yargo Elementary. The teachers are wonderful and take an invested interest in each of their kids. The teachers are also very good about keeping the parents in the loop as to what is going on with their children and the progress they are making.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

Yargo elementary is one of the best school in barrow county. they added value to the life of kids on daily basis.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2013

Being from NYC, I find the teaching staff is wonderful, genuine, intelligent and above all caring. Two of my children are currently attending, one in the 5th grade Yargo and other than recent administration changes, the teachers excel in their communication with us on all aspects concerning our childrens success. I am proud to parent of students attending Yargo Elementary School(YES).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2013

From what I understand this is a great school with teachers and staff that are committed to excellence.


Posted February 20, 2012

My 2 children have been at this school for 2 years now, and they both LOVE it! The teachers and faculty I've had the pleasure of interacting with are all friendly and helpful. My child in first grade has had some attention/focusing issues, and his teacher and the assistant principal have all been working together along with me to be flexible and come up with creative and positive solutions to help him. I couldn't ask for better. Wonderful school! The chorus teacher and program is fantastic here as well!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2010

I have 2 boys in YES. Both are excelling. My youngest struggles to keep up, but YES plugged into him and he is on top of all subjects. He enjoys school and LOVES his teachers! Both write letters of endearment to them. The teachers set this school apart from all others...the staff love the children and are very affectionate with them. Thank you YES!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

great school, teachers and staff. they have been so helpful this year. thank you yargo
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2009

Every school has problems, no person or organization is perfect. I am glad the school is strict; children today need to be taught discipline and the school administration should never fear a child. My son has been attending Yargo since Kindergarten and he loves it. The teachers are always available to meet with me regarding academic struggles with my child and together we have come up with a solution to help him succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2009

I am not quite sure what school the negative reviews are writing about. My second grader has had the best school year ever. The teachers are very in tune with students, lots of smile hugs and yes discipline. I go to the school often (it is encouraged)for lunch, school events and just to see how things are going. I have never been turned away. You do have to sign in at the office and wear a visitor badge. It is for safety and I for one appreciate that. I would not dare hesitate to recommend Yargo. We have been involved with 'bottom of the barrel' schools and this is not one of them
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2008

my daughter has attended since kindergarten and is now in 3rd grade. All of her teachers have been very kind and loving and good at creating a positive learning environment. They are great about meeting with parents and really letting them know how their child is doing. They also take the time to get to know the child--you can tell when you have parent conferences with the teachers. The principal, Mr. Carnathan, is a very pleasant, effective, caring but firm administrator. My wife and I are overall extremely happy with our child's education at Yargo Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2007

My children are attending Yargo. However we have moved from another state and moved to an area where we heard nothing but good reviews about the school.(school was most important to us) We now wish we never moved! We have had nothing but problems with the school since about our 2nd week here. They are very strict and set in there ways. The old schools motto no child left behind was 100% true! Come by and visit any time to see your childs progress and what they are doing. Feel free to check in at the front desk and just go by to look in on your child.. Here that is a NO.. It makes me feel like something is being hidden and that, I do NOT like. I also do NOT like the idea that 1-4th do not have teacher assistants! They need help!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2006

The pta meetings are in the middle of the afternoon, when everyone is working. Most people do not get home from work until 6 pm, if the meetings were after 6, then maybe more parents would attend the meetings. I love yargo as does my children, but the lack of teacher/parent involvement makes it hard for the parents. The teachers need to be more open with what the parents have to say, and not just ignore their advice or help. The principal needs to step in when the teacher is wrong.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2006

My step-son attends Yargo and we are very pleased. They do have strict policies but the rules are for everyone and not just a few. I can see a huge improvement in our childs reading abilities. Any time that we have had questions about anything the teacher and principle are always available and happy to discuss his progress with us. I would recommend Yargo Elementary to any parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2005

My son has just started school this year an he seems to be enjoying it. I am very pleased with the parent/teacher communication thus far. What I do see as a problem is parent involvement. Some complain about lack of communiction yet don't join PTO or attend any of the activities or meeting the school holds. If you want your childs teacher to communicate to you, get involved yourself, that is your responsibility as a parent. My son is being challenged, encouraged, but what is most important is that he is having fun at the same time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2004

My 3 kids go to YES and all of them under the age of 10 yrs old. Yargo is very strict in their policies. They are not the most compassionate people in my experience. They are more about ratings and scores for the school than the kindest and loving towards the kids. They are considered one of the best in their ability to teach. They do lack the communication and understanding with the Parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2004

I have two sons, one who has graduated from Yargo onto middle school and one who is in kindergarten at Yargo. I am quite pleased with the fact that my 5 year old can now read! He will head into first grade with a second grade reading ability. I am extremely pleased with my sons teacher this year. She is very nuturing, patient and really knows how to get the children interested in learning. My older son was in advanced classes at Yargo and was made to feel he was an outstanding student. He had great teachers and was challenged on a regular basis. Now that he is in middle school, he is making straight A's but complains he is bored most of the day. Yargo recognizes and encourages the more advanced students and makes them strive for even more! I would highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2004

While I have been mostly impressed with the educational program at Yargo, the only 'problem' I have noticed is that at times they have excessivly strict rules. Children are not allowed to be direspectful, out of control or disruptive which I think is extremely important. But there are other issues that I consider minor offenses that are treated as major ones. The teachers are highly involved in the children's learning and growth and sometimes the 'zero' tolerance can hinder that objective. My over all review of this school is a B+. The staff is very dedicated and regardless of how strict I may think they are, the children respond very well and learn above the expected levels because of the teacher's and their curriculums. On the whole, I am extremely pleased we moved out to Auburn and most importantly into the Yargo school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2004

I have visited this school several times. My grandchrildren attend this school. I was treated as well as anyone could be treated. I could tell that the teacher and staff cares for the children very much. I attended several awards day programs. Everything was great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

My 3 year old son goes to this school. Everyone is really nice. The Teachers and Staff have high standards for education, I'm very pleased!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 86% in 2010.

129 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

129 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

129 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2010.

145 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

145 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

145 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 88% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 90% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

108 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
89%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 65% 44%
Hispanic 14% 12%
Black 13% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Jan Masingill
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1000 Haymon Morris Rd
Winder, GA 30680
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